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RARE 1970 Petroliana Scripto VU Texaco Gas Advertising Lighter

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While a plethora of companies were using their own logos inside Scripto VU lighters, what makes this one particularly interesting is the Texaco Gas company logo inside. That particular Texaco logo was created in 1963 and used until 1981, however this actual Scripto VU lighter was probably made ca. 1970. A very collectible piece for connoisseurs of 1970s petroliana and automobilia merchandise

RARE 1970 Petroliana Scripto VU Texaco Gas Advertising Lighter

While a plethora of companies were using their own logos inside Scripto VU lighters, what makes this one particularly interesting is the Texaco Gas company logo inside. That particular Texaco logo was created in 1963 and used until 1981, however this actual Scripto VU lighter was probably made ca. 1970. Unlike competitor's lighters like Zippo, Scripto's were ingeniously a closed-system whereby a chrome button on the side had to be depressed to allow gas to escape into the wick area. Not only did this save fuel tremendously, but also acted to prevent accidental spills and leakage.

Printed on the plastic insert (on both sides) is "J.P. Cronin & Sons Ltd., distributor, Fort St. John, BC." The word 'distributor' refers to a gas company (retail or wholesale) who distributes Texaco gas products. A very collectible piece for connoisseurs of 1970s petroliana and automobilia merchandise.

CONDITION: All parts are working (perfect hinge, closes snugly) but it needs a new flint. Chrome & plastic parts have fine scratches due to age and usage, but nothing serious. There is a tiny bit of rust on the bottom fill screw.

TAGS: vintage lighters petroliana automobilia tobacciana 1970s

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RARE 1970 Petroliana Scripto VU Texaco Gas Advertising Lighter

RARE 1970 Petroliana Scripto VU Texaco Gas Advertising Lighter

While a plethora of companies were using their own logos inside Scripto VU lighters, what makes this one particularly interesting is the Texaco Gas company logo inside. That particular Texaco logo was created in 1963 and used until 1981, however this actual Scripto VU lighter was probably made ca. 1970. A very collectible piece for connoisseurs of 1970s petroliana and automobilia merchandise

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